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Working Groups

The NORMAN network runs six Working Groups and four Cross-Working Group Activities, dealing with various issues related to emerging substances.


Prioritisation of emerging substances


Bioassays and biomarkers in water quality monitoring


Effect-directed analysis for hazardous pollutants identification

Cross-Working Group Activity Passive sampling

Passive sampling for emerging contaminants

Cross-Working Group Activity Non-target Screening (NTS)

Non-target screening techniques for environmental monitoring

Cross-Working Group Activity Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in the terrestrial environment

Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) in the terrestrial environment

Cross-Working Group Activity Marine environment

Marine environment



Nano-and micro scale particulate contaminants


Water reuse and policy support


Emerging substances in the indoor environment


In line with the Annual Joint Programme of Activities of the NORMAN network, additional specialised working groups will be cretated to respond to the current research needs in the area of emerging substances.